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HP Laserjet PRO M521DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of HP Laserjet PRO M521DN. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and noise. The multifunction and price also get good feedback. The paper handling and usability get critical reviews.

performance, price, multifunction, noise, design

usability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Laserjet PRO M521DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Laserjet PRO M521DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of HP Laserjet PRO M521DN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the noise. The multifunction is also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

performance, multifunction, noise

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn

 

The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn monochrome laser MFP delivers above-par text quality and unusually capable scan features.

High-quality text. Prints. Scans. Faxes. Copies. Direct email sender. Scans both sides of a page at once.

Graphics output is at the low end of par for a mono laser multi-function printer. Can't scan in duplex for faxing.

Faster print speed would be welcome also. However, the time saved with duplex scanning and copying if you need it can more than make up for whatever points the printer loses on print speed. The text quality is a big plus too, as part of a highly...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Vicki Stokes (mymac.com)

HP Laserjet Pro MFP M521dn – Review

 

The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn is a high-end home office laser printer. The printer features duplex printing, ePrint, automatic document feeder, as well as, the typical multiple function features, fax, copy, and scan. Additional features include touch...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (hp.com)

GREAT PRINTER

 

BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT 2 MONTHS AGO FOR UNDER 10 PEOPLE IN DEPARTMENT. CURRENTLY WORKS GREAT, SCAN, FAX, PRINT, COPY - FAST, NO ISSUES. WAS LOOKING FOR A SCANNER ONLY, BUT THE SALES PERSON CORRECTLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE SAME PRICE I COULD GET AN ALL-INONE....

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

Highly inefficient and frustrating machine

 

I have been working in various law firms for over 8 years now and this is BY FAR the most inefficient printer/scanner I have ever seen! The button responses are really slow, the address book is really slow and it needs to initialize and/or calibrate...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (hp.com)

Works well expect for Scanning

 

We have our File Server on a Different Subnet then our copier, and scanning takes 10-13 seconds per page to scan! However, if your network scan folder location is on the same subnet as the Copier it worked great. HP support had no idea what the problem...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (hp.com)

So many problems whith this machine

 

I own this printer but the sleep function causes probles all the time , you have to reboot the printer in order to wake up and that is some thing you have to do several times every day

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (hp.com)

Good product but slow at scanning

 

I downsized to this printer as a cost effective replacement for my older HP model. It takes a full ream of paper which is good since I go through a couple of reams a week, at minimum. However, for an office that scans to email many times a day and...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (hp.com)

Should be easier to set up

 

It is difficult to set up many of the features of this printer. To set up the unit on my WiFi network, II should have been able to turn it on, choose a WiFi network, enter the network password and go. Instead, I had to call tech support to figure out...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (hp.com)

Runs well but loud.

 

Good features and easy to use, but loud when running in small office space. Wish there was a way it would keep track of copies or printed pages for specific clients/users.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (hp.com)

Satisfied so far.

 

Some initial condition problems were fixed w/ help of customer service. Website listed wrong wireless card -- resulting in delay and extra $80. Not sure customer service had adequate info on this product, resulting in long phone times.

Feb, 2014

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